Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 10 November 2019

▸ Author(s): Mary Wakhaya Sichangi

The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on November 10, 2002 under UNESCO auspices. The rationale for celebrating that day has its roots in the importance of the role of science and scientists for sustainable societies and in the need to inform and involve citizens in science. This year’s theme is "Open science, leaving no one behind."

▸ Published on 11 October 2019

▸ Author(s): Juliet Kimotho

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This year, under the theme, “GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable”, we celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

▸ Published on 05 October 2019

▸ Author(s): Alphonse Sebaganwa

Held annually on October 5 since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

▸ Published on 21 September 2019

▸ Author(s): Dorah Kitala

The Global Education 2030 Agenda, which is a part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, identifies education as an essential tool to achieving all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Goal 4 which aims to: “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

ADEA's hopes on International Youth Day 2019

▸ Published on 12 August 2019

▸ Author(s): Albert Nsengiyumva, Stefano De Cupis

Africa is currently the youngest continent in the world. Over the next few decades, young Africans will play a critical role in the social and economic development of the continent. Ensuring they receive a quality education will be key.

▸ Published on 18 July 2019

▸ Author(s): Jerome Morrissey

To become more competitive and follow the fast pace of technological innovation globally, developing economies need to re-skill their workforce with the skills for the jobs of the future. Where does Africa’s developing economies fit into this trajectory?

▸ Published on 15 July 2019

▸ Author(s): Amara Kamaté

Face à la situation critique des jeunes africains en matière d'emploi, le Pôle de qualité inter-pays de l’ADEA sur le développement des compétences techniques et professionnelles (PQIP-DCTP) entend agir comme catalyseur des politiques et pratiques innovantes dans le champ de l’éducation et de la formation en Afrique.

▸ Published on 03 July 2019

▸ Author(s): Ibrahim Sanon, Youssouf Ario Maiga

De nombreux pays en Afrique se sont engagés à assurer une éducation équitable, inclusive et de qualité pour tous en vue de réaliser la scolarisation primaire universelle. C’est ainsi que des initiatives, aussi bien formelles que non formelles, ont été prises afin de ne laisser personne à l’écart du système éducatif.

▸ Published on 23 April 2019

▸ Author(s): Aliou Sow, Lily Nyariki

Today we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. The partnership between the ADEA, USAID and the Global Book Alliance aims to ensure children across Africa can access quality texts to read.

▸ Published on 13 March 2019

▸ Author(s): Richard Sack

ADEA addressed one aspect of this issue at its 1997 Biennial meeting held in Dakar (Senegal). That meeting, and the book that came out of it, explored the theory and practice of “partnerships” for capacity building and quality improvements in education in Africa.

▸ Published on 11 March 2019

▸ Author(s): Raki Bal

It is vital that all countries, relevant intergovernmental bodies, organizations of the United Nations system, relevant non-governmental organisations and all other relevant stakeholders give due consideration to the contribution of play-based learning to develop the knowledge, human capital, capabilities and skills.

▸ Published on 08 March 2019

▸ Author(s): Juliet Kimotho

Today we celebrate and recognize all women for their achievements without regard to divisions, and review why investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics must go hand in hand with addressing the gender equality gap. Happy International Women’s Day!